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Father's day in Brazil

A picture of meat on a Brazilian style barbecue

Brazilian style barbecue

Today was Father's Day in Brazil. We had a big family barbecue. I ate far too much. It was brilliant!

Today was Father's Day. My son made me a t-shirt at school. It says, "Dad, you are a ten!" It has two hand prints on the front in green. I wore it all day. I will treasure it always. 

My wife's uncle invited us to his house for barbecue. In Brazil, barbecue is called "churrasco" (it's pronounced "shoe - HASS - koh"). He lives in a town outside of São Paulo. It's very quite and green. We ate lots of Brazilian sausage, pork ribs and beef with miso. We also had plenty of (very sweet) dessert. Afterwards, I had a swim with my son and his cousins. After that, I had a snooze.

We got back home just now. The traffic was not so bad. It is usually terrible in this city. Tomorrow, we are going on a road trip to a place called Paraty, and then on to Rio de Janeiro. I'd better pack my bag!

treasure [something]  — treat as very valuable and precious
road trip — a trip in the car

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    I am from New Zealand. I lived in Japan and Brazil for a long time, but now I am back home in Auckland. I am the founder of Poligo. I like to play guitar and video games and surf when I get the chance. I have a wife and two boys.
    I specialize in teaching English to professionals and English teachers. I have taught English since 2001 in Japan, New Zealand and Brazil. I speak Japanese & Portuguese. I am the founder of Poligo and The English Farm (an online school for business English).

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